Internship Opportunities

Internship Program Overview

The purpose of the educational internship program at Mutual Ground is to provide an opportunity for students to apply the skills they have learned in the classroom in a professional context. Mutual Ground staff and supervisors play an important role as students begin to transition into to professional roles. This opportunity promises to benefit the student by providing an enriching learning opportunity and professional experience.

 

Our current internship opportunities include:

Intake / Screening Advocacy Intern (2 placements available)

The Intake/Screening Advocacy Interns will work in varying capacities throughout the domestic violence program. Daily tasks may include: supporting victims and providing crisis intervention on the 24-hour hotline, screening potential clients for shelter and drop-in services, facilitating support groups (with staff present), responding to hospital calls, or other needs as they arise. 

Intake/Screening Advocacy Interns will be provided with direct supervision and support from Domestic Violence Program Coordinator. The site supervisor is an Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional with more than 10 years of experience in the field of victim services.

 

Court Advocacy Intern (1 placement available)

The Court Advocacy Intern will work in varying capacities throughout the domestic violence court advocacy program. Daily tasks may include: supporting victims and providing crisis intervention on the 24-hour hotline; assisting clients with petitioning for an Order of Protection, Civil No-Contact Order, or other processes within the court systems; responding to hospital calls, or other needs as they arise. 

The Court Advocacy Intern will be provided with direct supervision and support from Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program Coordinator. The site supervisor is an Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional with more than 10 years of experience in the field of victim services.

Bilingual Spanish/English preferred, but not required.

 

Childcare Intern (1 placement available)

Childcare interns assisting with childcare in the shelter is an important and gratifying role that makes a difference in the lives of the children we serve. Daily tasks may include: supporting victims and providing crisis intervention on the 24-hour hotline, providing childcare support for clients who are in session or participating in support groups, working closely with the Domestic Violence Child & Family Counselor to develop age-appropriate children’s activities, responding to hospital calls, or other needs as they arise. 

 

Apply for a Placement or Request more Information

Click Here to apply for a placement in our educational internship program — Hurry! Placements are competitive and fill quickly!!

 

** We are currently accepting applications for Bachelor and Associate-level placements for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters **